Foundation Country Director Honored by American Academy of Nursing
November 15, 2010
Dr. Susan Strasser, the Foundation’s Zambia country director, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing
(AAN) as a 2010 Fellow over the weekend. The ceremony was part of the 37th Annual AAN Meeting and Conference held in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Susan Strasser (left) with Joanne Disch, AAN
President-Elect. (Photo: Sonny Odom, Photographer)
Induction into the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors for a member of the nursing community. Dr. Strasser is one of only 1,600 nurses ever to be afforded this honor, and was recognized for her accomplishments and contributions to the field, and her continued impact through her work in Africa.
Dr. Strasser joined the Foundation in 2008, first as a consultant to the Foundation’s Zimbabwe office, and later as technical advisor to the Zambia office, before her promotion to country director in 2010. In her role, Dr. Strasser leads the Foundation’s HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts and manages Foundation staff in Zambia.
Congratulations to Dr. Strasser on this extraordinary achievement!
Read more about the Foundation’s work in Zambia here
and check out a recent blog post
by Dr. Strasser addressing the Foundation’s psychosocial support services in Zambia.
Taylor Moore is the Foundation’s Communications Associate in Washington, D.C.